Top 15 Signs You Are Not as Healthy as You Think (#4 is Really Surprising!)

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You try to eat right, get some exercise, get regular sleep, but sometimes things happen. Our bodies are very complex organisms that require maintenance and attention.  Despite your best efforts, when something goes wrong with your body, it tries to tell you by giving you various signs.

Sometimes these signs are subtle. You need to pay attention to your body if you want to live a long and healthy life. Below is a list of the top 15 signs that something might be wrong with your body, and you aren’t really as healthy as you think.


1. Mouth Ulcers

Although most mouth sores come from accidentally biting your mouth or lips or from stabbing yourself with a toothbrush or toothpick, these little annoyances usually clear up on their own within a few days. However, if you are getting unexplained mouth sores or sores on your tongue repeatedly, this could be a warning sign of many different types of disease such as IBS, syphilis, AIDS, diabetes, tuberculosis, herpes or oral cancer. Check with your doctor if you get mouth sores repeatedly for no reason.


2. Premature Gray Hair

Although sometimes getting gray hair before you hit your 40s is genetic, and it is actually a natural process, many people with diabetes find that their hair goes gray very early in life, sometimes as early as their late 20’s. If your parents did not get gray hair until their later years but you are getting gray hair early, check with your doctor to see if you might be diabetic.


3. You Are Shorter

This sounds a bit strange, but some people grow shorter as they age. This is generally because of weak bones. For many women, this is the first sign of osteoporosis. If you discover that you suddenly feel a bit shorter, have your doctor do a bone density test.

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